This is the P.S. to my last post about feeling crazy. This weekend I was telling my sponsor about how stressed I feel and how much of my stress is coming from the gifts of recovery: great job, happy marriage, many friends, community activities, lots of writing and public speaking and teaching--everything in the "Beyond My Wildest Dreams" basket.
But still--stress. So much to do. Only 24 hours, etc.
But I promised myself --and my husband--that we'd have fun during this long weekend. So we went to the movies, and out to dinner, and today we did a beautiful hike along a fast moving creek. Just heaven.
And driving home it hit me: my thinking is all off. Most of the time when I feel stressed I try to speed up. I try to hurry up. I try to do more. I have this belief that if I can get a little bit more done then the stress will go away.
But (and you probably already see the craziness here) I realized (and really fought this like crazy):
When I am stressed I need to do LESS not more.
(Please write back quickly and tell me that this is not true).
But I think it is true: When I am stressed I need to do LESS not more.
Today's little break--a hike, new sights, moving water (and new office supplies!!!) made me so happy and relaxed.
Live and learn. (However reluctantly) :)